Remember when you were scolded for not using a coaster? Worry no more…. The ‘Linger a Little Longer’ Table and Bench by Jay Watson is a deceptively understated design with a dynamic twist. Making dining a bit more fun, the thermochromic finish of the table and benches responds to the heat of any plate, mug or serving dish – or body part – placed on it, to leave an ephemeral ‘watermark’. Reacting once contact with the lacquered surface of the 6-8 seater table reaches 27 degrees, the heat can create all kinds of familiar and fascinating patterns, that retain their interest. Working beautifully with the grain of the solid, locally sourced chestnut timber, these rings, smudges, fingerprints and patterns make this design a talking point.
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